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2010-09-07 06:15:00

On Monday, four Greek wildlife groups criticized an animal rights group after it released thousands of mink into the wild from fur farms in northwestern Greece, calling the move "misguided." The four groups -- Anima, Arcturos, Callisto and the Hellenic Ornithological Society -- said in a message: "Regardless of motive, the practice of releasing species foreign to an environment is harmful and can prove destructive." The wildlife groups said "when biodiversity is threatened by a series of...

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2009-12-23 09:35:00

Details of the lifestyle of mink, which escaped from fur farms and now live wild in the UK, have been revealed through analysis of their whiskers. Research led by the University of Exeter reveals more about the diet of this invasive species and provides a clue to its whereabouts. There are now plans to use the findings to eradicate it from environments where it can be devastating to native species. Published in the Journal of Applied Ecology, the study focused on American mink living in the...

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2009-11-03 07:52:39

The European mink, Mustela lutreola, is a species catalogued as in danger of extinction, due to the large decline in their population over the past century. It is considered to be one of the most endangered mammals, both locally and internationally. The PhD by University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) researcher, Maria Teresa Cabria Garrido, the title of which is Development and application of molecular markers for the study of the biology and the conservation of the European mink, Mustela...

2006-10-31 00:00:14

By John McCoy Though its presence often gets lost amid the hullabaloo about hunting, West Virginia's trapping season remains an important part of wildlife officials' attempts to manage furbearer populations. "Trapping is absolutely important to this state," said Paul Johansen, assistant wildlife chief for the Division of Natural Resources. "Not only are trappers an important constituent group for our agency, they perform a crucial function in keeping certain species of animals from...


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2007-01-22 15:29:39

The American Mink, Mustela vison, is a North American member of the Mustelidae family found in Alaska, Canada and most of the United States. Some have established themselves in the wild in Newfoundland, Europe and South America after escaping from fur farms. In Europe, tens of thousand were intentionally introduced by the Soviet Union over a period of several decades. In later years, animal rights activists have also released several thousands in their attacks on fur farms. The larger...

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2007-01-22 15:03:41

The European Mink, Mustela lutreola, is a European member of the Mustelidae family found in some regions of Spain, France, Romania, Sweden, Poland and the greater part of Russia. It is not found east of the Ural Mountains. Formerly it extended across all Europe, reaching Finland in the north, but it is now extinct in the major part of its ancient range. It is similar in appearance to the American Mink. A trend in recent years has been the release of farmed minks into the wild by animal...

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2007-01-19 12:56:54

The bobcat (Lynx rufus, or commonly Felis rufus) is a wild cat native to North America. They are found mostly in the United States, southern Canada, and Northern Mexico. The bobcat is an adaptable animal that inhabits wooded areas as well as semi-desert, urban, and swampland environments. They live in a set home range that shifts in size with the season. They utilize several methods to mark their territorial boundaries including claw marks and deposits of urine or feces. In appearance, the...

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